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Formal Funnies

New York Times, Sunday, June 1, 1997

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 162, Blocks: 90 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0601 ( 17,372 )
Across
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Stew : SEETHE
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Like tea : BREWED
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These might play into the wrong hands : MISDEALS
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Two-time Wimbledon winner Gibson : ALTHEA
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It goes "pssst!" : AEROSOL
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Positively planning : INTENTON
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Funnies romantic : WINIFREDWINKLE
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___ of habit : CREATURE
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Penn name : SEAN
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Shade of purple : LILAC
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State of agitation : LATHER
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Award for Samuel Beckett : OBIE
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Features on some stationery : LOGOS
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Peak of NE Greece : MTOSSA
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Former service site : NAM
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Funnies flapper : ELIZABETHBOOP
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Shadowy places : PENUMBRAE
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Exceeded : RANOVER
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Like some vbs. : IRR
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Capital of Togo : LOME
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H.S. subject : ENG
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Baseball's Duren and Sandberg : RYNES
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Talk of the town? : PATOIS
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The Mustangs: Abbr. : SMU
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Mountain transport : TBAR
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Word repeated in "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" : ALAS
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Funnies flier : STEVENCANYON
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In ___ (beset by difficulties) : AHOLE
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Little one : TOT
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Spoilers : RUINERS
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Singer Billy Ray : CYRUS
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W.W. II Japanese aircraft : ZEROS
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"Far out!" : AWESOME
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New York Met tenor Alfredo : KRAUS
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Flavors : TANGS
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Another funnies flier : WOODROWWOODPECKER
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Tired of everything : HADIT
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"All ___" (1967 Temptations hit) : INEED
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University officials : RECTORS
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Emulate Romeo and Juliet : ELOPE
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Like some computer encoding systems : OCTAL
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They give you fits : TAILORS
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Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame architect : PEI
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Took steps : ACTED
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Funnies victim : CHARLESBROWN
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Strike out : DELE
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Mucho : LOTS
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Balmoral, e.g. : CAP
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Untrustworthy types : SNEAKS
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Like some keys : MINOR
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Midsummer ___ (June 23) : EVE
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Tree protuberance : KNUR
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Part of a drying-out period, maybe : DTS
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Loud voice from the "Iliad" : STENTOR
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1960's Maoists : REDGUARDS
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Funnies fighter : JOSEPHPALOOKA
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___ Lingus : AER
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Professor's prize : TENURE
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Ombrometers measure them : RAINS
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Carbon compound : ENOL
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Check, in a way : REREAD
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More or less, informally : SORTA
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"Things" : GEAR
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Vista : PANORAMA
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Big-eyed funnies character : BARNABASGOOGLE
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Like a Carreras concert : OPERATIC
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Holes in the head : SINUSES
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Coveted : ENVIED
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In peace : SERENELY
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Feeds a crowd : CATERS
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Actress Katharine et al. : ROSSES
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Aphorisms : SAWS
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Pillar of heaven, to Pindar : ETNA
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Like a dime : THIN
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Nickname in magazine publishing : HEF
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Ring site : EARLOBE
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Spoiled bunch : BADLOT
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Work on a tough stain, e.g. : REWASH
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10th-century explorer : ERIC
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Got the gold : WON
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Northern Amer. : ESK
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Cream serving : DOLLOP
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Big-eared funnies character : MICHAELMOUSE
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Memo starter : INRE
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Chest protector : STERNUM
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Raiding grp. : DEA
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Lay to rest : ENTOMB
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"Three men in ___" : ATUB
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Actress Petty : LORI
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Old-time dagger : SNEE
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Grazing sites : LEAS
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"The ___ Sanction" (1970's thriller) : EIGER
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Cookbook amt. : TSP
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Johns : LAVS
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Dunderheads : MORONS
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Doughnutlike : TORIC
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French soul : AME
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Typos : ERRATA
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Knock down : LAYLOW
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Natural : INNATE
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Writer Akins and others : ZOES
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Dirty fighter : BITER
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Proper words : NOUNS
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Like some Christians : REBORN
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Science fiction magazine since 1930 : ANALOG
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Way out : EGRESS
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Corral : PEN
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Penn., e.g. : AVE
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Anatomical prefix : SACRO
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Chocolate ___ : SYRUP
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Start of a how-to title : THEART
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Ring sport : SUMO
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Even : TIED
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Swimming great Diana : NYAD
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People of the Sun : AZTECS
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Based (in) : ROOTED
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Pilfers : SWIPES
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Pasted but good : KOD
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Funnies gumshoe : RICHARDTRACY
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Available : ONTAP
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Become tiresome : WEAR
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Places for drawings? : WELLS
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Brag : CROW
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"Show Boat" composer : KERN
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Medicine man : HEALER
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Breakfast place : ALCOVE
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Like Seurat paintings : DOTTED
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Inviting, as inspection : OPENTO
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Do a double take : RELOOK
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Club name since 1892 : SIERRA
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Come to mind : OCCUR
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Cause of jungle fever : TSETSE
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Lower : ABASE
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Ruffle : IRK
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"___ Amigos" (1973 western) : LOS
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"Star Wars" planet : ENDOR
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Classic Ferrari : DINO
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Where Alice worked : MELS
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Letter before ar : KUE
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Tell tales : NARRATE
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Barbecue pieces : SPITS
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Colorful bird : TANAGER
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In large supply : GALORE
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Date : SEE
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Like some Western law : JUDAIC
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Investigator : PROBER
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Plague : HARASS
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Collars : NABS
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Place to be picked up? : NAPE
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Lulu : ONER
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Disney's "___ and the Detectives" : EMIL
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Writer's Market abbr. : SASE
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Some execs : GOVS
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Nautical heading : ALEE
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1917 revolutionaries : REDS
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Kurasawa film : RAN
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Genetic stuff : RNA
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Loony bird : NUT
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One of the "virgins" of "Two Virgins" : ONO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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